2018 Greenhouse Construction Program – let the fun begin!

With the long Qinghai winter coming to an end, so starts the beginning of what will be a very active greenhouse construction summer for Captivating and our local charity partner, Shamtse.

As we write this, 141 families (mostly single mother households) are waiting in great expectation for their Captivating greenhouse to be constructed. All of this is thanks to over 100 generous people funding 100 greenhouses at the October 2017 annual Shenzhen Captivating Charity Auction, and with all funds being generously matched by the team at GPA Global. As a result, 100 moms now look forward to improved cash incomes and more confidence they can keep their children in school.

So, starting next month and continuing through till October, construction will begin across 4 different counties in Qinghai Province. Qualifying families have already been interviewed and selected by Shamtse Charity, and the fun now begins. We’ll keep you updated from time to time on progress and success stories.

Thanks again to our amazing support base, GPA Global, the Shenzhen Charity Federation, and the incredible on the ground work by Carrie and the team at Shamtse Charity.

CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

153 women received health checks

Over 400 people attended the most recent Healthy Village Project in a remote area of Western China. 153 women received health checks. For many, it was their very first, much needed Doctor's checkup. Rigjyid is one of the women who came along to the program in her village and this is her story.




CHINA | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

A future in tailoring for 30 women

After lots of planning and preparation, we are thrilled to communicate the commencement of a new program in Qinghai Province, China in partnership with the amazing HUSKY ENERGY. Thanks to Husky Energy (donor), Shamtse Charity (implementing partner), and the Shenzhen Charity Federation CAPTIVATING Fund, 30 young women and single-moms are now one-week into their 6 month full-time vocational skills training program - a program that aims to eventually transition all successful graduates into paid employment as professional tailors.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Nursing Internship

“This is the life that I have been dreaming about for years and I never thought my dream would come true. I know that I would have no chance without your support over the past 2 years. I am always grateful for your support and trust. Thank you!”




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A dream I didn't dare to dream

Right now, the Captivating Healthy Village Project is visiting remote villages and communities through Western China. This project is two-fold; 1) Much needed medical help is brought to these poor, remote locations,  2) Single mothers trapped in poverty and girls who are no longer in school are being discovered. This brings a wonderful opportunity to help in an even greater capacity. Here is a story of one mother who received greater help than she even dared to dream.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Thank you for coming to my village

Kamogal, 48 years old and a single mother of 19 year old son. She has never been to school and neither has her son. They have been struggling to make a life and farming has been the only source of income for the family. She has been sick for long time and has only been able to visit a doctor once for some treatment because they can't afford the medical costs.




CHINA | INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER

Thank you again Midnight Charity Runners

Thank-you Greg Schultheis, so many volunteers, corporate sponsors and runners. In total, an amazing RMB225,000 / US$32,500 was received through generous support being made to the Shenzhen Charity Federation Captivating Fund and also directly to Captivating International in Hong Kong.